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What Does Cystic Fibrosis Canada Do?
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.
Meet A Cystic Fibrosis Champion
Sarah was born on July 12, 2006. At 2 months of age Sarah saw her first emergency room and admission to hospital where she received 2 blood transfusions for her low hemoglobin and was placed on antibiotics for a UTI until she was 4 years old and started to show signs of growth. This is when her mom witnessed her first SMILE & LAUGH… These are just two of the things that she is now known for today here at Ottawa Crescent Public School at 11 years old in grade 6!
Unlike most babies Sarah wasn’t thriving and gaining weight. It took several tests with inconclusive results until she was finally diagnosed at 10 months old with Cystic Fibrosis. This is when she began her frequent appointments and admissions to McMaster Hospital. Her mom explains, “It still amazes me, when I am writing and re-reading these accounts, the number of challenges that Sarah has faced along the way and how she has faced each and every one of them”.
To read the rest of Sarah’s story, and see others, please check out Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s website by click here.